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July 16, 2003

Yakkin’ ‘bout ‘Zilla

People are starting to yak about the whole Mozilla/Netscape thing.

Jeffrey Zeldman: “AOL resembled a criminally demented parent, pinning its child’s arms so a bully could more easily beat the kid to a pulp.

Simon Willison: “Now more than ever, the web standards movement needs to make itself heard.

Douglas Bowman: “It leaves me wondering how much longer we’ll continue to see completely free browser distribution and innovation.

Anil Dash: “It occurs to me that it might be worthwhile for Google to bankroll the Mozilla Foundation. “The company plans to continue to support current versions of the Netscape browser and the Netscape Web portal.

Craig Salia: “Just yesterday I was arguing that it would live on for quite a while. Seems I was wrong.

Dave Shea: “AOL executives [will be] surprised to discover ‘foresight’ carelessly crossed out of their dictionaries.

Dan Cody: “The good news is that Mozilla won’t have the suits who never knew how to deal with open source software calling the shots anymore.

Dan Gillmor: “Mozilla matters. Despite the downside of today’s moves, it still has a future.

I think the last one sums up my thoughts best.